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S.C. LLR Extends Renewal Deadlines During Health Emergency

Apr 02, 2020 11:58AM ● By David Dykes

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, effective immediately, is extending the license renewal deadline for licenses, registrations, and permits scheduled to renew during April, May, June, July, and August. 

The new renewal deadline is Sept. 30, 2020, LLR officials said.

“We recognize the toll that this virus is taking on South Carolinians, and we are committed to doing all that we can to support them during these challenging times,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “Director Farr and her team recognized a need, acted quickly to address it, and South Carolinians are better off because of their work.”

“The agency recognizes and appreciates the sacrifices our licensees are making during this difficult time, and we want to do our part in making things easier for them,” LLR Director Emily Farr said.

Additionally, continuing education requirements can be obtained throughout the extended renewal period, LLR officials said.

Affected licenses, registrations and permits involve the following boards:

  • Barbers
  • Cosmetology
  • Contractors
  • Dentistry
  • Engineers and Surveyors
  • Environmental Certification
  • Funeral
  • Long Term Health Care
  • LP Gas
  • Manufactured Housing
  • Massage Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Real Estate Appraisers
  • Real Estate Commission
  • Residential Builders.

Renewals will be open on regularly scheduled dates if licensees want to renew, but they are not required to do so, LLR officials said.

Renewing at regularly scheduled times might be preferable for those licensees who are required to provide proof of current licensure to other regulatory authorities or to employers, the officials said.

For additional information, go to LLR’s website.